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Nicaragua: Ometepe Island

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Relaxed, tranquil Ometepe  - the largest freshwater island in the world, rising from Lake Nicaragua, is dominated by the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas. There’s a timeless feel to the place, where legends and jaguar cults are still in circulation, and the people lead a traditional rural lifestyle avoiding the boisterous political events of the country.  The volcanic landscapes are partially blanketed with luxuriant jungle vegetation populated by monkeys and a plethora of bird species. Thanks to the rich, fertile soil, the slopes and flatter parts of the island are peppered with citrus, banana, watermelon, avocado and cacao plantations.

Our holidays to Ometepe Island

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Granada

Alcion: Central America Discovery

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El Castillo

Signature: Best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Private journey

12 days from £2,422pp

Ataco, El Salvador

Undiscovered Nicaragua and El Salvador

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Granada Nicaragua

Signature Nicaragua: Fire, water and revolution

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10 days from £2,042pp

Things to do in Ometepe Island

Hike to a Waterfall

Hike to a waterfall on Ometepe Island

Climb Maderas Volcano

Climb Maderas volcano


Our insider tips for Ometepe Island

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

Chatting to the friendly local people on the ferry over from the mainland. Nicaraguans are some of the most open and friendly people in Central America.
Natalie

Natalie Paiva

Exploring the rough country roads, at the pace of the locals, on a bike or horse - and then cooling off with a freshwater swim off one of the narrow beaches.
Jim

Jim Ashworth

Reaching the crater of Maderas Volcano after a hot, sweaty climb (start off early in the morning) through cloud forest where monkeys swing through the trees. The lake and its waterfall on the western side were only discovered in 1930.

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